Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Lynn Jones announced Wednesday that candidate qualifying for the November 3 election will take place at the Clerk of Court office Wednesday July 22, through Friday July 24.

Jones said, “This year due to the COVID-19 situation and the large number of candidates expected to qualify, we are asking all candidates to call our office to make an appointment. We need to limit the number of candidates in the office at one time.

“This is not mandatory, but requested. Candidates without an appointment will be allowed to qualify, but wait times may be increased as candidates with appointments will be given priority,” Jones continued.

Qualifying will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.

Jones also asks candidates to call ahead or visit our website at www.calclerkofcourt.com to find out the correct qualifying fees for the particular office sought. Personal checks or campaign checks are not accepted. Payments must be cash, US postal money order, or a bank certified check. Candidates must present a driver’s license or other accepted form of identification.

For questions, please call the Clerk of Court Election Department at 337-437-3558 (Ext 123 or

Ext 144). The Clerk of Court office is located on the 2nd floor of the historic Calcasieu Courthouse, located at 1000 Ryan Street (Room #5) in downtown Lake Charles.